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Senior judge beats up bar employee and police officer

Posted March. 22, 2014 03:42,   


An intoxicated head judge of a court, who beat up a bar employee and a policeman, was investigated at a police office while being his hands handcuffed.

The Gangnam Police Station in southern Seoul said it has booked without detention a head judge, identified by his last name Lee affiliated with a court in the Seoul metropolitan region, for the charge of beating (affliction of violence and violation of law enforcement) an employee identified by his last name Kim at a basement bar in Yeoksam-dong, and police sergeant Kang from Yeoksam Police Unit at 1:15 a.m. on Friday.

According to police, the drunk judge was left alone, after people in his company left the bar after drinking. When Kim told him “please pay your bill,” he got into disputes, used abusive language and ended up beating Kim. By doing the same to sergeant Kang, who came to the scene after receiving a report, the judge eventually was interrogated by the police with his hands handcuffed.

Though Lee identified himself as judge when he was undergoing police grilling at Yeoksam Police Unit, police officers couldn`t confirm his claim because he was completely intoxicated, marked his employment status “Unemployed,” and referred his case to the Gangnam Police Station. Police let Lee go home because they judged he was too heavily intoxicated to receive investigation, and will summon him again soon.